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Doctor insights on: Barbiturates Confirmation

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No, I've been positive only for barbiturates?

Don't know if you: are referring to a previous question that you submitted. Questions are not linked on Healthtap. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternative medications to use for anxiety instead of barbiturates?

SSRIs: Barbiturates are actually not the treatment of choice for anxiety. It would be helpful to talk with your doctor about treatment options. The first line agents for anxiety are ssri antidepressant medications. Unfortunately, they do take several weeks before they start working. Therapy can also be quite helpful in the treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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What is a safe amount of barbiturates to take so you won't get into a coma?

What is a safe amount of barbiturates to take so you won't get into a coma?

Not safe: Barbituates are habit forming, and potentially harmful to the person who deviates from medical prescription. You are made "less aware" of yourself by becoming "sedated". Increasing the dose is the problem. Coma and death are possible side effects that physicians must educate you about, so that your treatment is safe and effective. Best wishes for your care. ...Read more

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I've heard barbiturates are dangerous for IV sedation, do they still use these in the us?

Barbiturates: Barbiturates are only rarely used for IV sedation and are only used by very few people. Thirty years ago the situation was different. ...Read more

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How frequently do you see bradycardia with barbiturate toxicity and how would you speed it up back to normal?

How frequently do you see bradycardia with barbiturate toxicity and how would you speed it up back to normal?

It is common: and there is no reason to "speed it up to normal" unless the blood pressure is very low. This is not something "you do at home." A barbiturate overdose requires being in an emergency care setting. Breathing can slow down to the point of low oxygen levels and ultimate cardiopulmonary arrest, as well as permanent brain damage. Ventillator support and use of cardiac/BP stimulants may be needed. ...Read more

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I haven't been taking pain medication besides nerotin for several days, and i was just given one my barbiturate, what does this mean?

I haven't been taking pain medication besides nerotin for several days, and i was just given one my barbiturate, what does this mean?

I don't understand: Your question. Please resubmit it being careful to give us information about whether it was newly prescribed and what type of pain you have and exactly what you wish to know. Thank you and we will answer your question as soon as it comes in. ...Read more

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How can I get barbiturates prescribed?

How can I get barbiturates prescribed?

Prescribed for what?: There is really only one condition for which a barbiturate can be a drug-of-choice, and that is generalized seizures, for which either Phenobarbital or Primidone (which is metabolized into phenobarbital) can be a first line drug. Barbiturates are mostly complexed with tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine in migraine pills like Fioricet etc which I believe is an irrational and dangerous drug. Many better choices. ...Read more

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No, I've been positive only for barbiturates?

Don't know if you: are referring to a previous question that you submitted. Questions are not linked on Healthtap. ...Read more

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Why are barbiturates dangerous to your health?

Why are barbiturates dangerous to your health?

Barbiturates: Are sedative-hypnotic drugs derived from Barbituric acid. Risks from sudden discontinuation, leading to seizures, and also potential for abuse. ...Read more

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What are barbiturates, and what medications contain it?

What are barbiturates, and what medications contain it?

Sedatives: Teh class of barbiturates are sedatives and not used as often today as in the past. Newer agents with fewer side effects and less abuse potential are now available. Most use in now limited to hospitals. ...Read more

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Where can one buy barbiturate?

Pharmacy: These medication require a prescription and are available at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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What are barbiturates effective for?

Multiple uses: Barbituates have been used to treat seizures, anxiety, sleep disruptions, and as (combined) abortive treatment for migraine headaches (eg "fioricet"). Barbituates are controlled substances. They are potentially habit forming and extremely dangerous in overdose or in combination with other sedative hypnotic medications (eg benzodiazepines, etc) and/or alcohol. Consult your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Does Zopiclone contain barbiturates?

Does Zopiclone contain barbiturates?

Zopiclone: It is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic. It does not contain barbiturates. ...Read more

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What happens if you mix barbiturate with strongdrinks?

What happens if you mix barbiturate with strongdrinks?

Depressants: Barbiturates are central nervous system suppressants like alcohol. The major difference is that they do not have many of the other systemic effects of alcohol on other parts of the body. Adding barbiturates to alcohol may produce a lethal suppression of respiration. ...Read more

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What is the criteria for barbiturate to be prescribed?

What is the criteria for barbiturate to be prescribed?

Many Uses: Barbiturates, popular during the 1950's & 60's, are used in a number of different ways. Originally used to treat anxiety and insomnia, benzodiazepines are now used. Still barbiturates are used in anesthesia, epilepsy, assisted suicide, and death by lethal injection. Due to problems with dependence and lethality in overdose, this family of medications is less popular than in the past. ...Read more

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Is it possible to select the barbiturate you will be taking?

Barbiturate: I agree with dr. Woods. On your own, neither possible nor advised. ...Read more

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What will my body undergo if I go cold turkey on barbiturates?

What will my body undergo if I go cold turkey on barbiturates?

Barb withdrawal: Sudden barbiturate withdrawal can be dangerous, even fatal. You meed to see a physician and be tapered gradually, using some long acting similar drug such as a benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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What is a safe amount of barbiturates to take so you won't get into a coma?

Not safe: Barbituates are habit forming, and potentially harmful to the person who deviates from medical prescription. You are made "less aware" of yourself by becoming "sedated". Increasing the dose is the problem. Coma and death are possible side effects that physicians must educate you about, so that your treatment is safe and effective. Best wishes for your care. ...Read more